is the workload for a Law Clerk?
The typical Law Clerk is assigned to handle the entire law and motion
calendar for two judges. On average, the daily workload includes drafting
six bench memos, the complexity of which range from simple motions to compel
to complex summary judgment motions.
When can I apply?
The Los Angeles Superior Court accepts Law Clerk applications on a continuous
basis. Third-year law students interested in a fall clerkship are encouraged
to submit their applications no later than January of their third-year.
Can I schedule an interview?
No. Only applicants that have been pre-screened and invited by the Managing
Research Attorney and the Research Attorney and Law Clerk Committee may
Can I practice law while I am serving as a law clerk?
No. A law clerk is prohibited by Court policy from practicing law. This
prohibition includes receiving fees or appearing in court on behalf of
What if I have more questions?
If you have any questions, please call the Managing Research Attorney
at (213) 974-7734 or send your question via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.